Gulping food or water too quickly can lead to swallowing air resulting in hiccups. Use slow feed bowls.
Eating Too Fast
Intense emotions can trigger hiccups in dogs. Help high strung dogs learn to stay calm.
Excitement & Stress
Very hot or cold water and food is thought to potentially irritate the diaphragm causing hiccups.
Inhaled irritants like smoke, dust or chemical fumes may trigger hiccup episodes.
Lightly rub or compress dog's throat to potentially interrupt the spasmodic hiccup reflex.
Stop water for up to 20 minutes then resume slowly. This may reset diaphragm rhythm.
Seek medical advice if hiccups persist over a day or cause distress like gagging or vomiting
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